Choose from a variety of events to celebrate Pride this year, from a 5K run to an electric disco.
DC Black Pride
DC Black Pride offers several events over Memorial Day weekend, including a talent show, writers’ workshops and forums, cookouts, and parties. See the full schedule of events here. Details: Saturday May 27 to Monday May 29.
Capital Pride Honors
801 E St., NW
Capital Pride’s week of celebrations kicks off with the Capital Pride Honors, an awards ceremony honoring individuals and organizations that have advanced LGBTQ+ rights. Hosted at Penn Social, the event will feature games, entertainment, drinks and appetizers. Details: Friday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.; tickets from $25.
21668 Heritage Farm Ln., Sterling
The Loudoun County Pride Festival at the Heritage Farm Museum will feature more than 100 businesses including local artisans and food vendors, plus a brewery and wine garden. There will also be music, a magic show, games and activities. Details: Sunday June 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; $5.
DC 5K Front Runners Pride Run
1801 E St., SE
The LGBTQ+ DC Front Runners run, walk and social club will hold its 11th annual Pride 5K beginning and ending inside Congressional Cemetery. The race will include a live DJ, drag performances, DC Brau beer and more. Participants can contribute to DC Front Runners’ charitable partners by registering. Details: Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.; $55.
RIOT! Capital Pride Official Opening Party
2135 Queens Chapel Rd., NE
The RIOT! The official opening party for Capital Pride at Echostage is one giant dance party with performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars, local performers and DJs. Details: Friday June 9 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.; $35.
Capital Pride Neighborhood Party
Between Q Street and P Street along 17th Street, Northwest
The Capital Pride Block Party will feature local DJs from noon to 3 pm, followed by local artists from 3 to 10 pm, with non-stop music before, during and after the Capital Pride Parade. There will also be food vendors and two drink gardens for attendees 21 and older. Details: Saturday June 10 from 12 to 10 pm; free.
Drag Brunch at King & Rye
480 King St., Alexandria
Old Town’s King & Rye is hosting a drag brunch before the Capital Pride Parade begins in the afternoon. Tickets include a brunch menu and access to the juice bar, with the option to purchase champagne. Water taxis will be available from Old Town to the pier for those who want to park in Alexandria before the parade. Details: Saturday June 10 at 11 a.m.; $45
capital pride parade
Logan Circle and Dupont Circle neighborhoods
Watch the floats and parade participants along the 1.5-mile route through Logan Circle and Dupont Circle as they celebrate the 2023 theme, “Peace, Love, Revolution.” Details: Saturday June 10 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.; free.
507 SE 8th Street
This Capital Pride partner event includes two dance floors, a five-hour open bar and sparkly gear for all attendees, plus a dance party experience complete with lights, lasers and visual arts. Details: Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.; $85.
pride on the pier
District 101 Sq., SW
Located at District Pier at the Wharf, Pride on the Pier will feature a DJ, dancing and other entertainment on the South West waterfront. The celebration will culminate with a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Details: Saturday June 10 from 2 to 9 pm; free.
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
More than 300 exhibitors will set up booths along Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest throughout the day. There will also be three entertainment stages, both food vendors and food trucks, and three beverage gardens. Details: Sunday June 11 from 12 to 10 pm; free.
Capital Pride Concert
Third Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Singer, actress and Broadway performer Idina Menzel will headline the Capital Pride Concert this year. Menzel will join Debbie Gibson and Shanice, with additional performances by Hayley Kiyoko, Rina Sawayama, Monét X Change, and DJs Tracy Young and TWiN. Details: Sunday June 11 from 12 to 11 pm; free, with access to the moat from $35.
Arlington Pride Festival
1300 Lee Highway, Arlington
The Arlington Pride Festival at Rosslyn Gateway Park will feature live entertainment, a DJ, vendors, photo stations, food and drinks, and a showcase of local artists. Details: Saturday, June 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; free.